Singapore's Champs-Élysées stretches 2.5 kilometres (1.5 miles) long and is said to have the largest concentration of shopping malls worldwide. Originally a nutmeg and pepper plantation, Orchard Road today is lined with ritzy malls, swanky eateries and luxury hotels from end to end. The more notable shopping centers include Ngee Ann City, Tangs Department Store, Wisma Atria, The Heeren and Centrepoint. Nevertheless, some old portions of the street have managed to escape the bulldozers, particularly the peranakan shophouses near Emerald Hill, built at the turn of the 20th Century.
Attractions & Landmarks
- Nearest Train: Orchard MRT Station